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What Is Cold Pressed (Lakdi Ghani/Kachi Ghani) Oil and how it differs?

by | Dec 11, 2023 | Oil and Ghee | 0 comments

Today the market is loaded with lot of products which are claiming that they are best for you. And we know that everyone in is genuinely looking for good quality and healthy food products.

Cooking Oil is one of the products that is consumed by everyone every day and every time whenever they have food. And also getting suggestions that have a cold pressed oil (Kachi Ghani oil or Lakdi Ghana Oil, Kolhu oil) over the refined oil. But it creates lot of confusion and myths about the oils. And we are trying to find the best cold pressed oils near me or Lakdi Ghana oil in my area. 

In this blog we will come to know why cold-pressed oils are best, how do they differ from refined oils and how it will help to maintain your health and where you will get the best Quality cold pressed oils? 

In this blog we will come to know why cold-pressed oils are best, how do they differ from refined oils and how it will help to maintain your health and where you will get

1. What is cold pressed oil?

Cold pressed oils are obtained naturally by crushing oil seeds at room temperature. For extraction of oils the machine used is known as Kolhu, Kachhi Ghani, chekku or Lakdi Ghana on different areas.

During extraction of oil from seeds there is no extra heat and chemicals required, which makes them the healthiest variant of oil available to us. Generally pressed oils are referred to by different names like Lakdi Ghana oil, Ghani oil, Chekku Oil, Kolhu Oil, or Kachhi Ghani oil in regional languages across India.

There are different type oils can be extracted by using a cold press oil machine like Groundnut oil, Sunflower Oil, Safflower Oil, Sesame oil, Coconut Oil, Almond Oil, Flaxseed oil, Kalonji oil, Mustard oil (saraso ka tel) etc. Because of cold press processing this oils are rich in nutrition, get good aroma, high density and thickness compared to refined oils which are chemically treated and processed at high temperatures.

While studies in this regard are still underway, there are a few claims that cold-pressed groundnut oil benefits cancer prevention and recovery. The presence of bioactive compounds and unsaturated fats can help fight cancer.

Moreover, there are established links between lowered risk of prostate, breast, and colon cancer and beta-sitosterol and phytosterols. These plant-based compounds contain anticancer properties that inhibit tumor growth and carcinogen production.

2. Difference Between cold pressed oil (Lakdi Ghana oil) and refined oil.

Apart from ingesting the oil, you can also apply cold-pressed groundnut oil topically for boosting skin health. The high vitamin E content reverses skin conditions and signs of ageing. The oil creates a skin barrier that locks in moisture and prevents skin dryness.

  • Cold pressed Oils are extracted at room temperature while refined oils are processed at high temperature. 
  • No Preservatives or chemicals added in cold pressed oils. Whereas refined oils are treated with chemicals and use chemicals like antifoaming agents. 
  • Every Cold pressed oil has a different aroma, and color whereas most refined oils are colorless and have no smell. 
  • Less quantity of cold-pressed oil is sufficient for cooking compared to refined oil. 
  • More nutritional and healthy compared to refined oils. 
  • Cold pressed oils are free from cholesterol and Trans fats 

3. Benefits of Cold pressed oils

As Cold pressed oils are not loaded with any harmful chemicals or preservative so definitely it will help you with a lot of health benefits. Many people who regularly use different types of Kalyatatva’s cold-pressed oils have shared the following observations. 

  1. Reduced level of acidity and burning sensation.
  2. Improved digestion.
  3. Improved Energy Level.
  4. Improved skin health.
  5. Reduced hair loss & other hair issues. 
  6. Reduced joint and body pain. 

In Ayurvedic medicines cold pressed oils are used for different applications as below

  1. Head and body massage
  2. Skin care
  3. Hair care 
  4. Oil Pulling 
  5. Vata Vikara 
  6. Tridosha balancing 
  7. Baby massage 
  8. Nasya
  9. Joint pain and arthritis 


Its 100% true that Raw, Natural, Less processed and chemical free products are best choice for health. Traditional Food Practices from India are always best compared to Modern and Western cultures. Ayurveda gives you proof for the use of traditional food products which are definitely healthy and beneficial So Always prefer or choose cold-pressed oils which are tasty, healthy and high nutritive over refined oils for your kitchen as well as personal care.

You can buy and get delivered best quality cold pressed oils on kalyatatva’s website

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